Learn HTML5 Game Development From Scratch With This $25 Bundle

Learn HTML5 Game Development From Scratch With This $25 Bundle

Some of the most successful games on the planet right now can be found on mobile and the web. Titles such as Angry Birds and Clash of Clans are very complex, but they are addictive. If you would like to make a living from building games like these, the Zero to Hero HTML5 Game Developer Bundle should be your starting point. This bundle offers eight courses and 24 hours of training — and you can grab it now for just $ 25 at MakeUseOf Deals.

HTML 5 Games

In times past, developing games was a lengthy and difficult process. But thanks to frameworks like Phaser, anyone with some knowledge of code can now create something cool.

This bundle helps you get started, with eight beginner-friendly courses. The training looks at developing simple games with HTML5, JavaScript and Python that work on multiple platforms. You don’t need any previous experience, and you should come away with a small portfolio.

Through hands-on tutorials, you discover how to build a Zelda-like game with HTML5 and a Mario-style platformer with Phaser 3. Separate courses show you how to code with Python and JavaScript, with a focus on game development. You also learn how to build a tower defense game, create game controls, handle arcade physics, manage sprites, and much more.

24 Hours for $ 25

Order now for $ 25 to get lifetime access to all 24 hours of training, worth $ 1,182.

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Google Now Directs You Away From Natural Disasters

Google really wants to keep you safe from danger. And in order to do so, the company is updating its SOS Alerts. Google’s SOS Alerts can already keep you informed of natural disasters in your local area, but they can now direct you away from danger as well.

Google launched SOS Alerts in 2017 in an effort to help people in a crisis. SOS Alerts work across Search and Maps to keep people informed about natural disasters happening in their vicinity. They involve news updates, helpful phone numbers, and more besides.

Google Rolls Out New and Improved SOS Alerts

As explained on The Keyword, Google is now updating its SOS Alerts in a number of different ways. The key element being the addition of visual information, with hurricane forecast cones, earthquake shakemaps, and flood warnings.

If you’re in the path of a hurricane, in the days leading up to it hitting, Google will display a crisis notification card. This will direct you to a hurricane forecast cone predicting the storm’s trajectory, as well as other pertinent information.

After an earthquake hits Google will also display a crisis notification card. This will show you the earthquake’s shakemap, which visualizes the epicenter, magnitude, and affected area. You will then know who’s likely to have been affected by the earthquake.

There are also flood warnings showing the expected severity. While hurricane and earthquake notification cards will display globally, flood warnings are limited to India, where, according to Google, “20 percent of global flood-related fatalities occur”.

Finally, and possibly most helpfully, Google Maps can now direct you away from danger. If Google thinks you’re heading into an area affected by crisis activity, you’ll be alerted, and Google will then do its best to “route you away from the disrupted area.”

The hurricane forecast cones, earthquake shakemaps, and flood warnings will be rolling out in the coming weeks on Android, iOS, desktop, and the mobile web. The navigation alerts will arrive “later this summer” but be limited to Android and iOS.

The Gadgets You’ll Need in a Natural Disaster

Google’s SOS Alerts were already extremely useful, but these updates make them even more so. This is especially true if you’re in an area with a high incidence of natural disasters. If that’s you, here are the gadgets to protect you against natural disasters.

Image Credit: Daniel Lobo/Flickr

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How to Hide Your Wi-Fi Network and Prevent It From Being Seen

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Wireless networks are less secure than wired networks. That’s simply the nature of a broadcast-based mode of communication: it’s much harder to hack into a router that requires you to physically plug in.

Which is why Wi-Fi security is so important. And one of the first things users typically want to do—for good reason—is hide their Wi-Fi networks and routers so that passersby won’t be able to connect to said networks.

Here’s what you need to know about hiding your Wi-Fi network, including reasons why this may not be the best thing to do if security is your main concern.

Why Hide Your Wi-Fi Network?

According to IEEE 802.11 standards, every wireless network must have an identifier that’s used by devices to connect to that network, and this is called the Service Set Identifier (SSID). That’s just a fancy way to say “network name.”

About once every 100 milliseconds, routers broadcast something called a beacon frame, which is a transmission that contains information about the network—including the SSID—and is meant to announce that this network exists.

Think of it as your router shouting out to the world, “Here I am! My name is Cisco04022! If you can hear me, you can use that name to initiate a connection with me!” This is how your phone, for example, knows about all of the Wi-Fi networks around you.

And if you were to stop your router from shouting all of that nonsense, you might think your router would effectively become invisible. If a network doesn’t broadcast its presence, then devices won’t know about it, and therefore won’t be able to connect. Right?

Not quite.

The Limitations of Hiding Your Network SSID

Wireless signals are all the same: they start at a source (your router) and travel out in all directions (like an ever-expanding sphere). There’s no way to “aim” a Wi-Fi transmission in a beam from your router to a specific device, and even if you could, you wouldn’t be able to stop the signal as soon as it reached the device—it’d keep going.

Let’s assume your wireless network is NOT broadcasting its SSID. Nobody knows it exists except you. You go ahead and establish a connection to it and start using Wi-Fi per normal. The moment you do anything, like visit a website, your router broadcasts a signal with that website’s data and your computer receives it as the signal passes by. Do you see the problem? This Wi-Fi signal has to travel through open air to reach your computer, which means anyone in its radius could intercept it.

In other words, even if your network stops broadcasting its SSID, hackers and malicious users can still detect it by intercepting 1) your device’s transmissions to the router and 2) your router’s transmissions to your device.

How to Hide Your Wi-Fi Network Anyway

You’ve gotten this far in the post and you still want to hide your SSID? That’s cool. We’ll show you how to do that, which is much easier than you’d expect.

Start by logging into your router’s admin panel. For me, this means going to 192.168.0.1 in my browser, but it may or may not be the same for you. For example, most Netgear users can reach it by going to routerlogin.net. Note that you may need a wired LAN connection to your router for the browser login to work.

Consult your router’s manual if you aren’t sure how to reach the admin panel. It should look something like this though:

wireless-router-admin-login

Next, look in the navigation bar for the Wireless section. If you have submenus, look around for something close to Wireless Settings, Wireless Options, Wireless > Basic Settings, etc.

You should be able to tweak the SSID, channel, channel mode, and channel width on the page, but the important thing is to find the option called Enable SSID Broadcast and uncheck it. Depending on your router model, it may also be called Visibility Status, Enable Hidden Wireless, or just SSID Broadcast:

wireless-router-disable-ssid-broadcast

That’s pretty much it. Save the settings, which may or may not require your router to restart, and your router will become “undetectable” to devices.

How to Actually Secure Your Wi-Fi Network

Long story short, hiding your Wi-Fi network is NOT an effective security measure. At best, it’s a deterrent that only prevents tech-unsavvy folks from seeing your network. Someone who wants to hack into your network will have have other ways to get in.

If you really want to secure your network, start with these quick router security tips. We recommend all of the tips therein, but if you’re pressed for time, here are the absolute essentials:

  1. Change the default admin credentials. A quick search on the internet can reveal the default admin usernames and passwords for nearly any router brand and model combination. If you don’t change this, all other security settings are for naught. This should be the first thing you do with any router!
  2. Encrypt using WPA2 and AES. Remember, your router is always broadcasting signals in all directions—but you can make these signals uninterceptable by encrypting them. This makes any signal meant for your computer only be readable by your computer. See our comparison of Wi-Fi security options for more info.
  3. Disable the WPS and UPnP features. These are convenience features that have lots of big security vulnerabilities, mainly the ability to circumvent other security features (like firewalls), so we recommend turning them off ASAP.

Other Tips for Your Home Wi-Fi Network

When you’re setting a password for your network, make sure you pick one that’s strong—and this applies to both the admin password and the Wi-Fi connection password.

If you have wireless dead zones or overall poor Wi-Fi signal in your house or apartment, you may be able to solve your woes by getting a Wi-Fi extender or powerline adapter.

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How to Add Top Features From Other Text Editors to Vim

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If you’re like many people, you know Vim as that editor you open to tweak a config file then can’t manage to exit. On the other hand, if you frequently use Vim, you know how powerful its modal editing features are. If you run Linux or any other Unix flavor, Vim is worth learning.

That said, Vim shows its age pretty easily. By default, it lacks many of the features we’ve come to rely on in modern text editors. That said, install a few packages and Vim can hold its own with Visual Studio Code, Sublime Text, and more.

Plugin Management: Vim-Plug

Installing plugins in Vim-Plug

One key feature in modern text editors is the ability to extend them with plugins. While Vim added native package management in version 8.0, many find it cumbersome compared to third-party package managers. One of the most popular package managers is Vim-Plug.

Before you can start using Vim-Plug, you’ll need to install it. On a Unix system like Linux or macOS, run the following in a terminal to download and install vim-plug.

curl -fLo ~/.vim/autoload/plug.vim --create-dirs   https://raw.githubusercontent.com/junegunn/vim-plug/master/plug.vim 

If you’re using Vim in Windows, you can install Vim-Plug by pasting the following into PowerShell.

md ~vimfilesautoload $ uri = 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/junegunn/vim-plug/master/plug.vim' (New-Object Net.WebClient).DownloadFile(  $ uri,  $ ExecutionContext.SessionState.Path.GetUnresolvedProviderPathFromPSPath(  "~vimfilesautoloadplug.vim"  ) ) 

Now, you’ll be able to install plugins by adding them to your ~/.vimrc file. You’ll need to add two new lines to the file:

call plug#begin('~/.vim/plugged')
call plug#end()

To install a plugin, add Plug, followed by the part of its GitHub URL that follows http://www.github.com in single quotes. For example, to install the Solarized color scheme, your config file would contain the following:

call plug#begin('~/.vim/plugged')  Plug 'altercation/vim-colors-solarized'  call plug#end() 

For more information on how to install the package manager, see the Vim-Plug GitHub page.

Error Checking: Syntastic

Syntastic for Vim

Another feature many have come to rely on is your editor of choice telling you when the code you’ve written is invalid. This is often known as “linting.” It won’t keep you from writing code that won’t run, but it will catch basic syntax errors you may not have noticed.

As the name hints at, Syntastic is a syntax checking plugin for Vim. It doesn’t actually do much by itself for many languages. Instead, you’ll need to install a linter or syntax checker for the language or languages of your choice. Syntastic will then integrate the checker into Vim, checking your code every time you save the file.

Syntastic supports more languages than we can list here, so it’s highly likely that the language you’re using is supported. For instructions on how to configure the plugin, see the Syntastic GitHub page.

Code Completion: YouCompleteMe

Autocompletion in YouCompleteMe

Syntax checking is nice, but if you come from Visual Studio Code or a similarly feature-packed editor you’re probably missing something else. This is code competition, also known as Intellisense in the Visual Studio world. If you’re using vim for more than editing config files, it will make your life a lot easier.

Code completion makes writing code easier by popping up suggestions as you type. This is nice if you’re using a method that is heavily nested, so you don’t have to remember the entire string.

YouCompleteMe is a code completion engine for Vim, and it’s one of the more powerful plugins you can install. It’s also somewhat trickier to install than other plugins. You can install the basics with a package manager like Vim-Plug, but you’ll need to compile it.

The easiest way to compile the plugin is to use the included install.py script. To do this on macOS or Linux, enter the following:

cd ~/.vim/bundle/YouCompleteMe ./install.py --clang-completer 

Note that on Linux you’ll have to install development tools, CMake, and the required headers before you can compile YouCompleteMe.

For instructions on installing and compiling YouCompleteMe on other systems or for more information, see the YouCompleteMe GitHub page.

Fuzzy Search: CtrlP

CtrlP for Vim

If you’re working on a project with many different files, Vim’s method of opening files might frustrate you. The :e command has basic autocomplete, but you’ll still need to know where your file is located. You could drop to the command line to find it, but wouldn’t it be better if you could do this right from Vim?

Fortunately, you can. The CtrlP plugin can search files, but it can also do much more. The CtrlP GitHub page describes it as a “full path fuzzy file, buffer, mru, tag, … finder for Vim.” The plugin is similar to Sublime Text’s “Goto Anything” command which, surprise surprise, has the keyboard shortcut of Ctrl + P or Command + P.

This feature or an equivalent can be found in most modern text editors, and if you find yourself missing it, it’s nice to have in Vim.

File Browsing: NERDTree

NERDTree running in Vim

You might prefer a more traditional type of file browsing. If you miss the left-hand panel display of files found in many editors, you’ll be glad to know it’s available in Vim. This is thanks to the NERDTree plugin.

Unlike the left menu in Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code, and others, NERDTree is a full file system explorer. Instead of displaying just your project directory, you can navigate anywhere on your computer. If you’re working with files across multiple projects, this can be a very handy feature to have.

To open NERDTree inside Vim, just use the :NERDTree command. If you’d rather bind it to a command, you can do this with a ~/.vimrc option like the following:

map <C-n> :NERDTreeToggle<CR>

This would let you simply hit Ctrl + N to open and close the NERDTree panel.

Git Integration: fugitive.vim

Add Fugitive to Vim

Git integration has become a must-have feature in modern text editors, so it’s good to know that it’s available in Vim too. The project GitHub page describes fugitive.vim as “a Git wrapper so awesome, it should be illegal.”

Running :GStatus will bring up something similar to what you’d see with the git status command. If you’ve finished your work on a file and are ready to commit it, run :GCommit %. This will let you edit the commit message inside the currently running Vim window.

There are too many commands to list here, plus you can run any standard Git command by running :Git. For more information, including screencasts, see the fugitive.vim GitHub page.

Are You Looking for Even More Vim Tips?

The above tips will help to modernize Vim, but they’re far from the only thing you can do to customize the editor to your liking. As you may have already guessed from reading this article, Vim is an extremely tweak-able editor.

If you’re ready for more, take a look at our list of Vim customizations to make it even better.

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5 Ways to Transfer Data From PC or Laptop to Android Phone

While phones have become the main computing device for many, most of us still use laptops regularly, too. This means we often need to move files from a PC to an Android phone.

But what’s the best way to do it? And does the best method differ if you’re moving lots of small files or a handful of massive ones? Let’s take a look at the best ways to get data from your laptop or PC to your Android phone.

1. Using a USB Cable

The old standard for moving data from your laptop to your phone is via USB. It’s still quick and easy, as long as you’ve got a compatible cable on hand. Unfortunately, the move to USB-C on most modern phones has left a lot of our old cables redundant. They often don’t come with the USB-C to USB-A cable you need for most laptops.

But assuming you have got one, then it’s simple to do. On Windows or a Chromebook:

  1. Connect your phone.
  2. Tap on the notification Android shows labeled Charging this device via USB.
  3. Under Use USB For, select File Transfer.

That’s it. A file transfer window will open on your computer, showing your phone (and SD card if you’ve got one). Then you can start copying your files across.

copy files to android over usb

The instructions are almost the same on a Mac, but you will need to install the Android File Transfer software first.

This method is good for copying large amounts of data. Try it when you want to transfer some movies or your entire music collection. It makes it easy to move files to your phone’s SD card as well.

2. Through Your Cloud Accounts

The Google account you’ve got set up on your phone gives you access to 15GB of cloud storage space through Google Drive. This gives you a convenient way to move files between your laptop and phone.

You need to install the Google Drive app on your laptop. If you’d rather, you can use Dropbox or Microsoft’s OneDrive, as they all work pretty much the same way.

When you set up Google Drive, you need to sign in first. Then select Back up all file types and click Next.

back up all file types google drive

On the next screen, choose Advanced Settings at the bottom. Select Sync My Drive to this computer, then click OK.

sync google drive folder

This creates a Google Drive folder on your computer. Everything in this folder will sync to and from your Drive account. So to upload files to your phone, just move them into the Drive folder. Open the app on your phone and they’ll be there after syncing.

The main caveat to remember here is that the files shown in your Drive app are not stored on your phone. If you try to open one, it needs to download first—and a gigantic file can take a big bite out of your monthly data allowance.

To get around this, you have two options for downloading the files you need to your phone. Select a file, and from the menu choose either:

  • Make available offline. This downloads the file for you to view offline within Drive. Any changes you make to it will sync next time you go online.
  • Download. This saves a new copy of the file to your Downloads folder, and you can open it in any compatible app. However, any edits you make won’t sync—you need to re-upload the file to your Drive account.

download google drive files

A lack of free space is the main limitation for this solution. You can always set up an extra account though, and it is possible to transfer files from one Google Drive account to another.

3. By Email and Messaging Apps

Emailing files to ourselves is hardly the most efficient way of moving data from a laptop to a phone, but we’ve all done it at one time or another. It works for quick sharing of files when you can’t use any of the other methods.

You’re limited to 25MB attachments in Gmail. If you need something larger, check out WeTransfer. That allows you to send files up to 2GB for free, with no registration.

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Head to wetransfer.com, enter your email address, then drag your files into the browser window and send. You’ll then receive an email on your phone containing a link where you can download the files.

Files are encrypted for security, and they get deleted after seven days. If you want to delete your files sooner, or leave them up for a longer time, you need a Pro account.

If for some reason you don’t like WeTransfer, don’t worry. There are many other ways to send large files as email attachments.

4. Using Bluetooth

When you’ve got a few smaller files you need to move to your phone, Bluetooth is a good way to go. It’s pretty easy, too, once you’ve got it set up.

To send a file over Bluetooth from your Windows 10 laptop to your phone, you first need to pair the two devices. Go to Settings > Devices and hit the toggle to turn on Bluetooth. Make sure it’s also enabled on your phone.

set up bluetooth

Now go to Add Bluetooth or other device > Bluetooth to start scanning. After a short delay, your phone will show up. Select it, then click Connect on your PC and Pair on your phone to complete the process.

To share a file over Bluetooth, go to Settings > Devices > Send or receive files via Bluetooth > Send files. Then choose the file you want to share.

send files over bluetooth

For other platforms, the names of the menu options will be different, but the process is the same. First you need to pair, then you can share.

Bluetooth is slower than some of the other methods we’ve listed (especially Wi-Fi, next). It’s best for smaller files and casual use.

5. Using Wi-Fi

When you need to move large amounts of data to your phone on regular basis, you cannot beat Wi-Fi. As long as you connect your phone and laptop to the same network, you can move files quickly and securely.

To copy files over Wi-Fi you need a special app on your phone, but nothing extra on your laptop. We recommend Portal by Pushbullet, which is free and requires no signup. It works with any platform: Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chrome OS. Download and install on your Android device to begin.

Next, open a web browser on your laptop or desktop and go to portal.pushbullet.com, where you’ll see a unique QR code.

set up portal

Now open Portal on your phone and tap Scan. When the camera launches, point it at the QR code to scan it. This establishes a direct wireless connection between your phone and desktop or laptop. It’s only temporary, so next time you run the app you’ll need to do the scan again to re-pair.

Finally, drag your files into the browser window and they will instantly begin uploading to your phone.

share files over wifi

By default, Portal places images and music into your phone’s Photos and Music folders. Everything else goes into the Portal folder. You can leave them there and access them through the Portal app, or you can download one of the best Android file managers and move the files to any other folder (and even to your SD card).

Portal is convenient because you don’t need to install it on your laptop. If you want more features, check out AirDroid, which among other uses lets you send text messages from your PC. There’s also Feem, which makes it easy to share files across all different types of devices.

More Ways to Move Your Data

There are more methods to move files between devices. You can use your SD card or a USB flash drive with an On-The-Go cable if your phone supports them. Or for ultra-techie solutions, try using FTP with the Wi-Fi FTP Server app, or even utilizing Network Attached Storage (NAS). With this option, you share a single hard drive with all the devices connected to your network.

But for most people, the five methods outlined above are the best ways to move data from your laptop to your Android phone. Some are better for quickly sharing small files, and some excel at moving huge amounts of data.

Of course, the more devices we have, the more we need to share files between them. Our guide to the fastest file transfer methods between PCs and mobile devices shows you how to get all your gear working in sync.

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8 Reasons to Switch From YouTube to DTube

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Video viewing is predominantly an online pastime. Streaming services like Netflix have changed the face of media forever. And sites like YouTube rely on centrally collected videos which they send to devices on demand.

This isn’t the only way it can work though, and DTube is an example of a decentralized video network. Today we’ll look at what DTube is and how it works, but first, let’s look at how online video sites usually work.

How Most Video Sites Work

YouTube, along with almost every other streaming video website, is a centralized service. For most people, this isn’t a problem. Video content uploads to YouTube’s servers and is searchable through YouTube’s search function. Then, the content streams to devices in whatever format YouTube thinks is best.

This way of working is not without its merits. A centralized service provides the same content to all. Some say, however that centralized services are a problem.

What’s Wrong With YouTube?

Since all storage for video content is on YouTube’s servers, users ultimately have no control over what happens to their videos. YouTube decides what should be on their platform, not YouTube users. If you want to make money from your videos through advertising, YouTube is the broker which decides what is fair to monetize and what isn’t.

YouTube’s algorithm is supposed to promote content fairly, but some content creators notice discrepancies in this system, allegedly making some channels disappear overnight.

In this way, centralized video could be a bad idea. But if YouTube sucks, why is everyone still using it? Well, not everyone is. Some people have switched to using DTube!

A Brief Look at DTube

DTube's text logo

DTube is a decentralized video service that exists on a blockchain rather than a central server. If you are new to blockchain this explanation on our sister site Blocks Decoded should help. Creators can use the service knowing that their data is safe. Furthermore, video content cannot be censored by anyone outside of the DTube community.

Money accumulates through cryptocurrency rather than relying on adverts, and there is no hidden algorithm, opting instead for direct user feedback to rank videos.

That is a lot of terms to take in quickly, so let’s break things down one by one.

1. DTube Is a Decentralized Platform

First of all, DTube has no central servers. All of the content is stored on a blockchain. By nature, a blockchain’s data verifies between all of its members.

This is an example of Distributed Hash Tables (DHT) and works similarly to peer to peer torrenting of information. Consequently, there is no one definitive video file in one place, more a shared agreement of what the video file contains.

This makes it difficult, if not impossible, to tamper with video content on DTube. It is not the only online app looking into this kind of secure operation. If you’ve ever asked yourself whether a truly decentralized internet is possible, DTube is an example of it at work.

Decentralized videos mean there’s no simple way of removing content from the site. This could be a blessing or a curse. For some users, however, the assurance that their content is not in the hands of a large organization is a big draw, and a reason to switch to DTube.

2. DTube Is a Secure Service

No central server means no single place storing all of the user’s data, ready to be hacked. Everyone posts under set pseudonyms and the site does not have a traditional login, opting instead for the Steemit platform.

You can identify yourself any way you wish, but there is no way for data you are not comfortable sharing to get leaked.

3. DTube Doesn’t Have Adverts

Since DTube uses STEEM dollars as its currency, there is no need for traditional advertisements. Users upvote videos to give them worth. Popular videos receive STEEM Dollars and STEEM Power. Provided the total value of the video is over $ 0.02 in the first seven days this money gets paid into the creator’s STEEM wallet.

Creators are free to advertise within their videos, but many users are averse to advertisements, therefore relying on STEEM seems to be the best way to monetize videos on the service.

4. You Can Earn Money on DTube

You may already have realized that DTube sounds like a pretty attractive platform for content creators, and you would be right. Steemit frequently makes new tokens for distribution, so it is easy to start earning.

Even upvoting videos can earn STEEM power, but it’s the content creators that reap the real benefits. The platform is already popular with vloggers, many of whom make content about DTube itself, as well as cryptocurrency at large.

A significant difference with DTube is that videos only earn money for seven days. Whatever you have made in this time is paid into your STEEM wallet. The video remains on the site, but it stops gaining currency.

5. Dtube Has No Censorship

Another way DTube can benefit you is with its free speech stance. Decentralization means no traditional way of censoring videos. While YouTube gets to decide what is right for its platform, DTube is different.

The community itself judges all video content. In principle, the service allows anything on the site, but in practice, the community is good at filtering out useless or dangerous posts. For a simple analogy, think of Reddit without mods. This could be Heaven or Hell depending on your viewpoint.

6. DTube Has No Recommendation Algorithm

YouTube bases its recommendations on a supposedly fair system of metadata analysis. Whatever you think of this, it is certainly not clear who or what will receive a recommendation to a broader audience at any given time.

DTube gets around this problem by basing its recommendation system on user views and votes. If the community thinks your video has value, your video will gain traction and rank among the trending videos.

7. DTube Has a Good Community

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DTube has a tight community, with many content creators linking up on projects and sharing each other’s work. Many users liken DTube to the early days of YouTube and the community aspect of similar channels collaborating.

This active community, together with the financial incentive that being social on the platform brings, make DTube a vibrant young community on the rise.

8. DTube Is Not Part of the Big Five

Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple are tech goliaths. Between them they utterly dominate tech. It’s rare to find any service that doesn’t use them in some way. Most people don’t consider the reach these companies have or don’t believe it to be an issue.

DTube is independent of these big five, so if avoiding large tech corporations is something you aspire to, DTube could be for you.

DTube Is Part of the Blockchain Revolution

Blockchain technology is changing our media, and sites like DTube are pioneering new ways of sharing both creative content and wealth.

DTube is just a small part of a larger movement, and the whole blockchain revolution shows little sign of stopping. Which means there has never been a better time to become a Blockchain programmer.

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